Wildfire Incident Information
This fire is no longer active
0% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
9 months ago
Fire Start
Sunday, August 6, 2023 2:35 PM MST
Incident #
Primary Fire Agency

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management — Central District

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 12 months ago

Crews on the Payson Ranger District and Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) resources are engaged with initial attack on the Brady Fire on the side of the Mogollon Rim, about 11 miles north of Payson. Firefighters are working in steep, rugged terrain which makes operations difficult. Conditions are extremely dry with the lack of monsoonal moisture. Continued hot and dry weather is expected, and there is a possibility of monsoon winds which could cause additional issues for containment. Fire officials are working closely with the neighboring Coconino National Forest. For the health and safety of firefighters and the public, please refrain from traveling near the fire area so operations can proceed unimpeded. A closure order is soon to be implemented for the area. 

The fire started Sunday, August 6, around 2pm, 11 miles north of Payson and 11 miles northeast of Pine in Gila County. The fire is 100+ acres and is producing two columns. It is burning through Ponderosa, grass and brush and is pushing to the north and the east toward the Rim. It started on DFFM jurisdiction and has since moved onto the Tonto NF.

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Sun, Aug 6, 2023 10:33 PM UTC
Incident Type
Unknown, under investigation
Fire Discovered
Sun, Aug 6, 2023 2:00 PM UTC
11 miles north of Payson
Incident Commander
Barry Johnson, IC, Tonto NF
Incident Description
34.409027777778, -111.48369444444

Current Situation

Total Personnel
100 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa pine, Pinyon juniper, grass and brush 

Dispatch Center Contact

Arizona Interagency Dispatch Center (AZ-ADC)

Phoenix, AZ